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Aerate with electric dog fences

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by The mayor, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    I am starting to see alot of these fences popping up in the neighborhood. I haven't had any to aerate. With season coming up.I am wondering what you all do. Are they deep enough to go over or do you have to avoid them.
  2. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    go to lowes and buy a bundle of flags, get a wire tracer & charge the customer for marking out the wire. or leave in customer hands to mark and take no responsibility, be sure responsibility is signed off by home owner.
    I have a tracer so since its a very expensive piece of equipment, I charge for anything i mark out underground. payup
  3. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    I forgot to point out, I grind stumps so my tracer has a double duty, amazing how many phone wires & secondary power lines ( supply to garage or pole barn) run next to or under or thru tree stumps. miss dig doesn't mark secondaries.
  4. greywynd

    greywynd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 132

    I've ran across a lot of things (like secondary wires) that I'd love to be able to locate, everyone's memory(including my own) seems to forget where they are very quickly. Where can you find these things? You mention that they're expensive, what sort of price range are we talking about?

  5. Gators_Aerator

    Gators_Aerator LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    When I set the appointment the questions I ask are "do you have dog fencing" "Do you have shallow wires, such as cable?" IF yes, I ask them to mark them with the flags I provide.

    The same question with sprinklers. They know where they are at.
  6. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    this is the same as the one I have.
  7. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

  8. TOMMY1115

    TOMMY1115 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    Put the shock collar on, turn it to low and walk. When you get shocked, mark it!! :)

    J/K.. Best thing to do is to a wire tracer...
  9. greywynd

    greywynd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 132

    I had a customer do that this summer for her dog fence....turned out I still dug through it anyway, because it was about 5' inside the edge of the hole she wanted dug out.

    I'd love to get a tracer, but for the amoun t I need it right now, still kind of hard to justify....maybe next year if things expand the same as they have this year.

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